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Earth Is Not Alone
The 4th star given under doubt, but for a book that was obviously written by an amateur, this one really impressed me. The language was fluid and eage...more
Feb 20, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Way of Perfection
"The Way of Perfection" is written for younger nuns, St Teresa's spiritual daughters as she thought of them. It is personal, informal and humble. The...more
Apr 25, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
Prayer Fashions Man: Frithjof Schuon on the Spiritual Life
This book is amazing. Don't read it!

Actually, you probably can't read it, even if it is in English. You may recognize most of the words. Even many of...more
Oct 15, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
The Thirteen Petalled Rose: A Discourse On The Essence Of Jewish Existence And Belief
"The physical world in which we live, the objectively observed universe around us, is only a part of an inconceivably vast system of worlds." These ma...more
Feb 04, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
Celestine Vision
Another leftover from my bookshelf of the 20th century. A companion book to some fiction that I have never read, I still enjoyed it thoroughly at the...more
Dec 31, 1999
Jan 15, 2012
Return from Tomorrow
Before the New Age, there was George G. Ritchie, a med student and rather ordinary Christian, who was declared dead for 9 minutes, most of which he se...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
The Torah For Dummies
I am not Jewish, nor do I aspire to be. But many interesting people are, including a few of my friends. And I have known for a while that what we used...more
May 07, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
The Soul After Death: Contemporary After-Death Experiences in the Light of the Orthodox Teaching on the Afterlife
I did not actually finish this book, and perhaps never will. It is not devoid of virtue, far from it, but it is depressing as Hell. Literally in a cer...more
Aug 23, 2010
Jan 14, 2012
One Cosmos under God: The Unification of Matter, Life, Mind and Spirit
Even though I consider the author a friend of sorts, I honestly don't think this book will fit a large audience. Still, it deserves better than being...more
Jul 2007
Jan 14, 2012
Viscous Circle (Cluster, #5)
I used to have lots of books by Piers Anthony. His playful, punful style and obvious love for the English language was something I enjoyed and found s...more
Jan 1989
Jan 14, 2012
Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions
Even this book is not beach reading. You should have an interest in religions beyond your own denomination, if any, or in understanding how thinkers o...more
Sep 11, 2010
Jan 14, 2012
The Laws of Happiness
Actually, the book WAS amazing, but I cannot in good conscience give 5 stars to some guy who claims to have created mankind and resurrected Jesus Chri...more
Aug 30, 2009
Jan 14, 2012
The Philosophy of Progress: How to Develop Infinite Prosperity
It is not often I see a publisher recommend that we read a book several times. After all, publishers get paid when we buy a new book, not when we read...more
Jun 2010
Jan 09, 2012
Secrets of the Everlasting Truths: A New Paradigm for Living on Earth
In this book, Ryuho Okawa integrates his more recent UFO teachings with his good old religious philosophy based on Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection and P...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards, #1)
I had thought about getting this book for a while: I had enjoyed several of Diane Duane's books in the past, and she is a very likable human as well....more
Jul 22, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
The Big One
The book was entertaining and hard to put away. Not a life changing work, and not one I am likely to read repeatedly, but I am tempted to get the rest...more
May 12, 2014
May 14, 2014
The Art of Time
I own the Norwegian translation, which is not recognized by Goodreads. The original is in French.

This is one of many books about how to become more ef...more
Dec 31, 1987
Jan 15, 2012
The Great Divorce
I only learned of this book a few years ago, probably because I have never lived in an English-speaking country. It was a bit weird reading it, becaus...more
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
The Mission (Worlds Without End, #1)
Mormons. In space!
If you are one of the many who have met Mormon / Latter Day Saint missionaries trying to push their holy book on random people, you...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
The Nine Dimensions: Revealing the Laws of Eternity
This is a the book formerly known as "The Laws of Eternity", with some small variations. It is not necessary to buy it if you already have the older v...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods
This book is, surely by design, somewhat hard to read. It is written by an intellectual for intellectuals, of the old school. People who see the pursu...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
I bought this particular book because a friend wrote a companion book for the movie. It is currently the only Narnia book in my library.

I was about to...more
Dec 16, 2010
Jan 08, 2012
On the Incarnation
St Athanasius was born just before the year 300, when Christianity was still a young religion but rapidly expanding. This book is a distillation of th...more
May 15, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
Tales of Wonder LP: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography
I was about to give this book five stars, but then realized that I am probably not going to read it again, and I think the "amazing" should be reserve...more
Jun 09, 2010
Jan 08, 2012
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
I bought this book because a friend really enjoyed the series, and he is a smart guy and one of the people I disagree least with on many issues. It is...more
Oct 10, 2010
Jan 08, 2012
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection
I bought this (well, the Kindle edition) to read the story "Infinities" by Vandana Singh. It had impressed a close online friend to the point of "wow"...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Biology Of Transcendence
This pseudoscience is so weak that it is embarrassing to read. It is not devoid of good points, in particular the importance of investing our time in...more
Mar 14, 2008
Jan 18, 2012
The Divine Comedy [Illustrated]
It's Dante! One of those books that you need to have a passing acquaintance with to honestly call yourself a member of western civilization. Never min...more
Apr 30, 2011
Jan 08, 2012
Elemental: Destiny's Embers
This book is written by the CEO of a small software company, and was supposedly meant to be a "companion book" to their long anticipated strategy game...more
Sep 07, 2010
Jan 08, 2012
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Because of the title, people might expect this to be an exceptionally pleasurable book to read. That may be stretching things a bit. It is an easy eno...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
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